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1972: Final combat infantry unit in Vietnam will withdraw

Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

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1997 — 25 years ago

  • International Falls, known as the nation’s icebox, set a record low this morning at 36 degrees, breaking the old record of 38 in 1978.
  • Due to the excellent recent weather, corn and soybeans in southeastern Minnesota are developing ahead of schedule.
  • Christopher Johansen, of Rochester, has been named an achievement award winner for his superior academic record during his first year at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
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Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

1972 — 50 years ago

  • The U.S. Command announced the withdrawal from Vietnam of the last remaining combat infantry unit — this officially will end the American ground combat role after 7 ½ years.
  • A musical comedy, “Swingin’ Seventies,” will be staged in Chatfield in conjunction with the community’s Western Days celebration. Cast members include Don Johnson, Karen Amundson, and Joan Kark.

1947 — 75 years ago

  • Legionnaire Harold Stassen, the Republican presidential aspirant, told the American Legion gathering in Faribault that the way to avoid a third world war was to keep America strong in arms.
  • Harry Kowalczyk, of Winona, won the Rushford Golf Tournament with a 27-hole score of 109. A total of 96 golfers were entered.

1922 — 100 years ago

  • The facilities in Mayo Park were improved with a bridge between the main park and the small island formed by the branching of the Zumbro River and Bear Creek.
  • The Rochester militia company, 65 strong, will leave at 6:40 a.m. on the Great Western train for Lake City. The company will go into camp with other companies for ten days.
  • Baptist baked food sale will be held at Holland’s grocery store on August 12. Cakes, fried cakes, bread, and cookies will be available.
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